Vital Football

Latest Southampton FC News

Hooper to stay at Celtic

Hooper to stay at Celtic

Southampton manager Nigel Adkins has admitted that he will not be signing Celtic's Gary Hooper.

The Saints have already had two bids rejected for the striker, and Adkins has realised that the Scottish league leaders will not be selling Hooper.

Speaking to BBC Scotland, Adkins said: 'Celtic say they don't want to sell him. So that's it, end of story.

'I know Gary and I'm delighted he's doing so well. He's a top-class striker, but we have other good strikers here, so we move on.'

It was thought that the Championship leaders were to place a third bid for the former Scunthorpe man, but Celtic boss Neil Lennon has no plan to let Hooper leave.

'The stance hasn't changed,' he told the BBC.

'The retention of all my key players is key to winning the title and Gary certainly comes into that bracket.'

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Abe Hawken
Date:Friday January 20 2012
Time: 7:27PM

Comments

0
This is such a shame as I think that Hooper would've been perfect for us. He's exactly what we need, but if Celtic don't want to sell him, then there's not a lot we can do. We need to move on and get somebody else in!
abesaint
20/01/2012 19:32:00
0
I agree with you there Abe. Maybe we have another target in mind but if not there is always the summer window and we will hopefully be in a better position to make a move.
stellarnw
20/01/2012 20:33:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Southampton Articles

A Vital Challenge - Ben Nevis To Face The Fear

Vitalfootball.co.uk co-owner Jonathan Fear is pushing himself to the limit in order to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis.

Who Will Southampton Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Pelle Criticised For Lack Of Effort

Manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed that Graziano Pelle was dropped for the Manchester City game in Sunday because he hadn't been pleased with his efforts in training.

Mane In Team Of The Week (2/5/16)

Southampton are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

Archived Vital Saints Articles

Vital Saints articles from

Site Journalists

SFC Forever
no email
Profile
Vital Saint
Editor email
Profile
Matt Gardner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man City MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Forster2%
Martina0%
Fonte0%
van Dijk12%
Bertrand0%
Wanyama0%
Clasie0%
Mane12%
Davis6%
Tadic12%
Long50%
Sub - Romeu0%
Sub - Ward-Prowse0%
Sub - Rodriguez6%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 36 22 11 3 77 30
2 Spurs 36 19 13 4 70 39
3 Arsenal 36 19 10 7 67 25
4 Man City 36 19 7 10 64 30
5 Man Utd 35 17 9 9 60 12
6 West Ham 35 15 14 6 59 17
7 Southampton 36 16 9 11 57 14
8 Liverpool 35 15 10 10 55 11
9 Chelsea 35 12 12 11 48 7
10 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
11 Everton 35 10 14 11 44 6
12 Watford 35 12 8 15 44 -6
13 Swansea 36 11 10 15 43 -13
14 WBA 36 10 11 15 41 -14
15 AFC Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 41 -20
16 Crystal Palace 36 10 9 17 39 -10
17 Newcastle 36 8 9 19 33 -25
18 Sunderland 35 7 11 17 32 -18
19 Norwich 35 8 7 20 31 -26
R Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 16 -45
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Southampton Results (view all)

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

May 8 2016 1:30PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League